Sports Archives for 2017-06

Home Run Derby For 'The Crew'

By Brett Kinnard

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-3 at the Great American Ball Park Thursday night in an absolute slug fest. Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar, recently back from DL stints, each had a homer in the first three innings. Villar tacked on another one in the fourth to make it a two home run night.


In all, The Brewers hit six total home runs on the night to coast to easy victory. Jimmy Nelson started for 'The Crew' and had a strong outing with seven innings pitched punching out a career high 11 in the win. With Milwaukee starting to get healthy, they will look to extend their division lead heading into the All-Star break.


The Brewers will now fly home to start a three-game weekend series with the Miami Marlins. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:10 tonight.

Mann Photography One Win Away From Perfect Season

By Nick Freimuth

Mann Photography is now just one win away from running the table this summer in Sturgeon bay Cal Ripken Baseball. At (11-0) the team has one remaining game on Thursday, July 6.


On Thursday, Mann Photography beat Advanced Disposal 3-2. Coach Travis Grooters said, "Once again we had to overcome an early two-run deficit. We pulled off the win with a true team effort: strong pitching performances, good defensive plays, big hits when we needed them, and aggressive base-running."


Logan Schuh earned the win for his solid three inning outing. Schuh struck out four, and allowed two runs. Chase Haberli earned the save in the final inning bu striking out the side. Tyler Grooters, Isaac Totaro and Aaron Brey were the teams leading hitters. Grooters went 2x2 with two doubles including one that was nearly far enough to clear the fence. Brey and Totaro also finished 2x2.


Lions Pitchers Combine For Shutout In Cal Ripken Baseball

By James Valley

The Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken League Lions defeated DC Co-op 9-0 on Thursday as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout.


Jack DeYoung led the Lions to victory by driving in four runs.  He went 3-for-3 at the plate.  Jack drove in runs on a single in the first, a double in the third, and a single in the fifth.


Jack DeYoung earned the win for the Lions. He tossed  two innings, giving up zero runs, one hit, striking out two, and walking one.  Two relievers Jaden Diller and Taylor Schaefer helped finish the game. Diller hit his fifth home run of the year.


Jerek Valley led the Lions with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 15 stolen bases.

Rain Has Played A Major Factor In Southern Door Volleyball Standings

By Nick Freimuth

The Southern Door County Co-Ed Volleyball League played through some tough conditions during the month of June. Hopefully the turn of the calendar will mean more sunny skies and drier sand courts. Some teams have as many as six matches played. Others have only four. You will see below there are two teams still undefeated and both call Tippy Canoe home. Here is a look at standings heading into play tonight:

2017 Thursday Night Co-Ed Volleyball League
Week 6
PlaceTeam NameWinsLosses
1Tippy Canoe 3150
2Richards 1141
3Tippy Canoe 4120
4Waterfront Mary's 2126
5Richards 2105
6Waterfront Mary's 1108
7Tippy Canoe 293
8Why Lee's 299
9Why Lee's 487
10Rouers 2810
11Rouers 169
11Massart's Garage69
13Rouers 3612
14Tippy Canoe 1414
15Why Lee's 5315
16Why Lee's 3213
17Why Lee's 1114

Brewers Still At The Top Of The Division

By Brett Kinnard

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday night 4-3 in a game that was close throughout. Chase Anderson started the game for 'The Crew' but left after one inning of work with a strained oblique. Leaving the game in the hands of the bullpen who kept them in it for most of the night.


Ryan Braun went deep for the Brewers in the second inning to start off the scoring. Newly added Stephen Vogt got the start behind the plate and added an RBI sac fly in the second inning. Staying hot at the plate, Travis Shaw hit a solo shot in the eighth inning but it wasn't enough as the Brewers fall.


'The Crew' now hold a one game lead atop the division over the Chicago Cubs. They will continue their series with the Reds on Thursday. First pitch to be thrown out at 6:10 from the Great American Ball Park.

Kayak Fishing Pro Bill Schultz Lands His 20,000 Smallmouth Bass

By Bast Durbin Advertising

Painstaking records kept over 23 years.


Most anglers would be happy to catch 20,000 TOTAL fish of every species in their entire lifetime, but Bill Schultz isn't content to be like most anglers.  Nope, the Sturgeon Bay/New Berlin, Wisconsin angler likes the brown ones, smallmouth bass that is, and has kept record of each one he's landed over 23 years.  He keeps track in his head during each outing and notes the number in a simple log at the end of the day.


What would cause a man to keep track of all these fish?


"Over the years I've been around many athletes who keep a log of their activities," he said.   "While swimming at the University of Wisconsin, I kept a log of the yardage in practice sessions, and, during my 45 year racquetball career I kept a log of who I've played, scores and a few notes.  So, when I got back into fishing I thought a log would be fun to keep. It's very simple and includes date, location, numbers of fish and any notable ones."


Schultz, retired late in 2015 after 21 years as Executive Director of Alumni Relations at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  He still has work to attend to whether it's performing seminars at sports shows, writing, or tending to his Pro Staff positions for several companies including:  St. Croix Rods, Crestliner Boats, Mercury Marine, Kalin's, Jackson Kayak, Aqua-Bound/Bending Branches Paddles and Malone Auto Racks.


Schultz is versed in a lot of ways to catch bronzebacks from river streams to Lake Michigan, but in general the bulk of his fish were caught on a few specific baits.


"I was fortunate to find the Rebel Teeny Wee-Crawfish in 1994 and have caught and released thousands of river smallies on it. The second stroke of luck was finding the Kalin's Lunker Grub in 2007 and catching thousands more smallies on it.."


And, while he has thrown the above baits with a variety of rods and reels, it has been dialed into a few perfect combinations.

"Virtually all of the smallies I've caught have been using St. Croix rods and some very nice spinning reels.  Now, I'm primarily using 7'6" ML Legend Elite and Legend Tournament rods for the Kalin's Lunker grubs.  For my river fishing 7' L and ML rods are perfect."

Advantage Sevastopol In Double Header With Southern Door

By Rob Pollman

Sevastopol and Southern Door had an interesting double header Tuesday night in Door Kewaunee Manitowoc Pony League play. A game one 9-9 tie ended after five innings. Caleb Malvetz went 3x3 with two RBI for Sevastopol. Logan Jeanquart had a double and two RBI for Southern Door.


Game two ended after four innings with Sevastopol winning 15-0. Jackson Lindeman and Arthur Hocevar had two hits a piece for Sevastopol. Brent Haberli pitch all four innings for Sevastopol with six strikeouts and no hits allowed.

Mann Photography Now (10-0) In Cal Ripken Baseball

By Nick Freimuth

Mann Photography battled back from a 2-0 final inning deficit to remain undefeated in Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball Tuesday night. A 3-2 win over Advanced Disposal kept the top team in the league unblemished.


Coach Travis Grooters said, "We had some late-game heroics from several different hitters in the sixth and final inning. Eli Bell got us started with a single. Logan Schuh followed with a triple, scoring Bell. The next batter was Sladon Asher who hit a single, scoring Schuh and tying the game at 2. Tyler Grooters kept things going with a double, allowing Asher to get to third. Finally, Chase Haberli hit a walk-off single, and Asher crossed the plate for the winning run."


Sladon Asher finished 2x3 with an RBI and a run scored. Tyler Grooters and Chase Haberli were also 2x3. Tyler Grooters: pitched two innings with one strikeout and no earned runs. Aaron Brey pitched three innings and struck out six while allowing two runs. Chase Haberli earned the win for his one-inning outing. Haberli struck out the side in the final inning.


Coach Grooters added, "Advanced Disposal's pitchers threw an excellent game, allowing no runs through the first five innings."








Jim Olson Motors Earns Split With Mishicot In Pony League

By Nick Freimuth

Jim Olson Motors split a doubleheader at Mishicot last night in the Door Kewaunee Manitowoc Pony League. The visitors stole game one 7-6 with some great hitting and solid pitching. Carter Henry, Jake Schneider and Mason Propsom all had multi-hit games. Propsom earned the win by only allowing five hits in five innings of play.


In game two, Mishicot got their revenge by downing Jim Olson Motors 6-4. Devin Polyvic quieted the Door County bats. Mishicot's McAllister Smith had the only multi-hit performance of game two.

Brewers Lose Series Opener To The Reds

By Brett Kinnard

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Cincinnati Reds last night 8-6 at the Great American Ball Park. The Reds jumped out to an early lead behind a four-run inning in the first. The Brewers made a comeback in the second and third innings with homers from Manny Piña, Orlando Arica, and Travis Shaw.


Junior Guerra started for 'The Crew' and had a tough time hitting his spots. He gave up eight earned runs in four innings of work. The bullpen kept it close but the Brewers were unable to fully close the gap on the Reds.


This was the first game of a three-game series this week with the Reds. The next game will be tonight with the first pitch being thrown out at 6:10.

Brogdon & Antetokunmpo Win NBA Awards

By Nick Freimuth

It's not very common that a second round draft pick wins NBA Rookie of the Year. The Milwaukee Bucks struck gold in last year's draft however when the selected Malcolm Brogdon with the 36th overall pick. The Virginia player was honored with NBA Rookie of the Year last night. Brogdon joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only other Bucks player to earn this honor. Brogdon also becomes the first player in the NBA not drafted in the first round to earn Rookie of the Year since 1966.


Brogdon joined teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo as major award winners Monday night. "The Greek Freak" was named the NBA's Most Improved Player. He became the first player in Bucks history to win this award. In his fourth NBA season Antetokounmpo led the team in all five major statistical categories (points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks). He was only the fifth player in NBA history to accomplish that feat. Increasing his scoring average by six points was a major reason the Bucks had such a stellar season.


The combination of Brogdon and Antetokounmpo should make Milwaukee a contender for years to come.

Ports Shutout Islanders In County League

By Matt Foss

West Jacksonport beat Washington Island 2-0 Sunday in Door County League Baseball. Riley Cordier threw a complete game shut out. David VanDreese had two hits and Jason Lindeman had three hits for the Ports. Matt Foss pitched eight innings and took the loss for the Islanders.

Schinktgen and Dillers have another Home Run Derby 

By James Valley

Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken League Lions defeated Bayship 8-5 in a back-and-forth affair on Monday. The Lions took an early lead in the first inning.  Jack DeYoung drove in one when he doubled in the first inning.


The Lions took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth inning.  In the fourth Frank DeYoung singled off of driving in one run. Home runs for the Lions came when Derrick Schinktgen homered in the third and fifth innings and Jaden Dillers homered in the first inning.


Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken League Lions had nine hits in the game.  Nick Peterson and Derrick Schinktgen each collected multiple hits for the Lions.  Jaden Dillers and Derrick Schinktgen each drove in two runs to lead Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken League Lions.

Brewers Shutout Braves On Sunday 

By Brett Kinnard

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 in a game that belonged to 'The Crew' from the start. Zach Davies threw seven scoreless innings to keep Atlanta's offense at bay. Paolo Espino also threw two scoreless innings himself to close out the game.

Travis Shaw kicked off the first inning with a two-run homer that traveled 429 feet. One of the longest home runs so far in Atlanta's new ballpark. Keon Broxton added a solo shot in the second inning to put the Brewers up 3-0. 'The Crew' put up four more runs after that to add to the shutout Sunday.

The Brewers will be off on Monday and begin a series with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. First Pitch will be thrown out at 6:10.

DKM Pony League - New Name For Area Babe Ruth Baseball

By Nick Freimuth

The DKM (Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc) Pony League is heating up. The Brussels Big Dogs topped Roen Salvage 7-6 this weekend. Drew Price earned the win on the mound. He also had two hits. Brody Overbeck added two hit and Gavin Miller doubled in the win. Roen Salvage was led by Chris Lodl 2 and Hunter Moore with two hits apiece.


In game two, Jim Olson Motors doubled up the Brussels 14-7. Anthony Jennerjohn was teh winning pitcher. Andrew Carbajal, Abram Abeyta and Jack Schmelzer combined for five hits for Jim Olson Motors. Brussels saw Brody Overbeck tally three hits ion the loss. Gavin Miller, Logan Jeanquart and Jared Hawkey all had two hits in the loss.


Next up Jim Olson Motors take on Mishicot Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00 PM from Memorial Field in Sturgeon Bay.

LeMieux, Stark And Deifenthaler Top The Hill

By Tom Wagner

Billy LeMieux, Tom Stark and Paul Deifenthaler out raced competitors and Mother Nature to win features Saturday night at The Hill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay.


Timing was key in the Stock Car feature as LeMieux played a game of beat the clock – or more precisely beat the rain – as he chased down leader Dave Schmidt.


Schmidt, the former Hobby Stocker looking for his first win since moving to the Stock Cars, set a steady pace atop the leader board early.  Second was a back and forth affair with several drivers in the hunt before LeMieux could secure the spot. 


On the 7th lap, LeMieux made a play to the inside, with Schmidt fighting him off after a side by side battle down the front stretch.  LeMieux took another shot one lap later, gained a solid edge on the inside and made the pass stick.


LeMieux led the field past the event's scheduled halfway mark just as the skies opened and the rain began to fall.  With half the race in the books, the finish was official.  The victory marked LeMieux's 36th career feature win at Sturgeon Bay.  He now stands one behind Benji LaCrosse for 5th place on the all-time win list.


Jarred VanLaanen looked to be heading toward a feature win in the Sport Mods.  Jumping from a second row starting spot, he established the point on the first lap.



But Stark closed late in the race, looming a couple car lengths back.  His move for the lead played out with two laps to go as the duo was maneuvering past a lapped car.


VanLaanen left a slight opening on the low line, and with a burst out of the 4th turn, Stark shot through to the lead.


The win was Stark's 3rd career Sport Mod win in Sturgeon Bay and 8th total.


On a streak of 4 straight feature wins at Luxemburg, the red hot Deifenthaler scored his first ever at Sturgeon Bay in the Street Stocks.


He had to withstand a series of restarts prompted by back to back crashes that took out several contenders.  The first incident sidelined Aaron Thornton, Travis LuMaye and Ryan Glembin.  Dave DeGrave, who beat Deifenthaler in a qualifying heat, started in the second row for the restart, but a crash almost immediately wiped him out of action as well.


Week one winner Scott Boulanger and Beaver Dam regular Jesse Krahn kept it close, but Deifenthaler would prevail, leading start to finish.


The Baby Bomber feature was rained out.


The next race on The Hill Raceway's schedule is Sunday afternoon, July 9th.  The event will include the induction of three new members into the Door County Motorsports Hall of Fame, with the Raceway's four divisions back in action.


The 2017 class includes Brad Anderegg, John Gregorich and Greg Curzon


The first green flag will fly at 2:00 PM.


The Hill Raceway is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay's east side.  Follow the track on Facebook for news and updates.



The Hill Raceway results 6/24/2017

Stock Car Feature:  Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay – Dave Bouche, Algoma – Jaime Suchocki, Forestville – Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor – Bret Koehler, Two Rivers – John Adams

Heat 1:  Koehler - LeMieux

Heat 2:  Adams - Reinhardt

Sport Mod Feature:  Tom Stark, Egg Harbor - Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay – Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay – Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay – Troy DeGrave, Luxemburg – Craig Dorner, Luxemburg

Heat 1:  VanLaanen – Reinhardt

Heat 2:  Stark - Rass

Street Stock Feature:  Paul Deifenthaler, Manitowoc – Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg – Jesse Krahn, Beaver Dam – Paul Ambrosius, Seymour – Allen Dillon, Two Rivers – Nikki Carter, Greenleaf

Last Chance Qualifier:  Ryan Glembin, Eagle River – Rusty Campo, Luxemburg – Jeremy Dubois, Forestville – Jeff Krauel, Carlsville

Heat 1:  Mike Carter, Greenleaf – Dave Budzban

Heat 2 –Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg – Deifenthaler

Heat 3:  Dillon – Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg

Baby Bomber Feature:  Rained Out

Heat 1: T.J. Everard, Green Bay – Missy Clark, Luxemburg

Heat 2:  Scott Schlafke, Cleveland, WI – Nick Everard, Green Bay

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Over 270 Complete Crossroads 10K and 5K Trail Runs

By Tim Kowols

Trail conditions at Crossroads at Big Creek were good as 279 runners tackled its 5K and 10K courses Saturday morning. In the 10K, Mark Caballero paced the field with a winning time of 35:13. Katie Thomas won the 10K women's title with a time of 45:41.  Ben Reed captured the 5K overall title with a time of 18:40. Meghan Caballero won it for the women's side, completing the 5K course in 21:46. A 2K event also took place during the event which collected funds for programming at Crossroads at Big Creek, including its Ski-For-Free program.


Overall Results

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Full Sunday Slate Of Door County League Baseball On Tap

By Tim Kowols

Four Door County Baseball League games hope to get underway this afternoon despite an early morning rainstorm. Kolberg, which had its last home game postponed due to poor field conditions, will try it again against Baileys Harbor. West Jacksonport will take the ferry to face Washington Island. Institute will host undefeated Sister Bay while Maplewood will head north to face Egg Harbor. All four games will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Braun, Villar Shine In Timber Rattlers Rehab Stint

By Tim Kowols

Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar are getting their strokes back on the farm this weekend, helping the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers win Saturday night 9-5 over the Kane County Cougars. Both Villar and Braun are rehabbing in Grand Chute this weekend as they prepare to join the Milwaukee Brewers for the first time in a few weeks. During Saturday's game, Braun had a leadoff home run in the third inning and Villar went 3-4 in the game including a fourth-inning RBI single. Braun and Villar will continue their rehab stint with the Timber Rattlers today as they close out the series against the Cougars at 1:05 p.m.

Brewers Fall To Knuckler, Braves 3-1

By Tim Kowols

The Milwaukee Brewers could not solve the knuckleball stylings of R.A. Dickey Saturday, falling to the Atlanta Braves. The best chance for the Brewers to break through was the first inning when they left two men on base following a RBI ground by Hernan Perez. Braves catcher Tyler Flowers singled home the equalizer in the bottom half of the inning while Brandon Phillips' two-run homer in the bottom of the third inning proved to be the difference. Matt Garza threw six innings, giving up three runs on seven hits, but could not match Dickey, who went seven innings and gave up only three more hits after the first inning. The Brewers look to salvage one from the three-game set beginning at 12:35 p.m.

Clipper Student Athletes Can Pump Up This Summer in High School Weight Room

By Connor Sannito--Sturgeon Bay High School Correspondent

The Sturgeon Bay High School weight room will be open from seven to nine in the morning, Monday through Friday, for Sturgeon Bay  students all summer long.

John Vercauteren, the volunteer in charge of the Sturgeon Bay weightroom, looks to generally improve Sturgeon Bay athletics with this opportunity. Weightlifting will strengthen the students not only on a physical level, but also in a subliminal beneficiary way.

The two hour workouts usually consist of a designed plan by Vercauteren drawn up on a board: a combination of power lifting, Olympic lifting, accessory work, and bodybuilding plans.

The reasoning that students of all athletic background, or none at all, can have somewhere to workout during the summer with professional assistance.

Vercauteren placed in the top three at Powerlifting Nationals. In addition, he studied strength and conditioning at Lakeland college, where played football and threw shot put. Vercauteren also coaches Sturgeon Bay High School football, track, and powerlifting.


Brewers Comeback Bid Falls Short In 5-4 Loss To Braves

By Paul Schmitt

The Milwaukee Brewers came up short against the Atlanta Braves Friday night 5-4.  The Brewers came back in the eighth inning trailing 5-2 with a two-run double by Orlando Arcia but the Braves closed out the game making stellar defensive plays in the ninth to come away with the victory.  Keon Broxton hit a home run and Jimmy Nelson (5-4) took the loss and gave up four runs in five innings.  Milwaukee (40-36) will play at the new SunTrust Field Saturday afternoon with first pitch set for 3:00 p.m.  The Brewers remain in first place in the Central Division with a 1 1/2 game lead over the Chicago Cubs.

Bullfrogs Lose To Rockford 10-3

By Paul Schmitt

The Green Bay Bullfrogs fell to the Rockford Rivets Friday Night 10-3.  The Bullfrogs starting pitcher Jared Tobey gave up five runs in the fifth inning and Rockford cruised to the victory.  Alonzo Jones hit a two-run home run to lead the Bullfrogs offense.  The two teams will square off in game two of the series tonight with Nick Parr taking the mound for the Bullfrogs.  Green Bay (9-15) return home for a game Sunday against the Lakeshore Chinooks.

Local Coaches Oppose WIAA's Ruling On Shot Clock

By Nick Freimuth

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control approved a 35-second shot clock for high school boys and girls basketball at its June meeting Thursday. The 6-4 vote will certainly mean lots of changes for the game starting with the 2019-20 season.


Local coaches were very quick to speak out against the ruling. State Championship girls basketball coach from Algoma High School Mark Zastrow said, "I would rather not see the (shot clock). I'm a little concerned that kids will have to make a decision with the basketball only determined by the clock and not determined by the position they are in with the basketball and where the defense is. Kids will be forced to throw up shots because of the time left on the clock and that is my concern."


Kewaunee State Championship Basketball Coach Lynn Geier said, "I think they (the WIAA) are thinking of the big schools and that's what they always do. It's too bad that they are putting even more stress on the players." Geier truly believes this will take away major competitive advantage for smaller schools and force more blow out games.


The ruling by the WIAA Board will enact the shot clock for varsity games only starting in 2019-2020. All-time leading scorer and Sevastopol Youth Basketball Coach Beth Rikkola said flat out, "I don't like it (the ruling)!" She is concerned that spacing and patience, two of the most important philosophies in basketball, will be altered in a negative way.


Former Southern Door varsity boys basketball coach and fifth all-time leading scorer at Northland University Ben Rikkola said, there are so many teams that focus on ball control


"The game has worked this way it is for over 100 years and now they are changing it. They have taken the cat-and-mouse ability away from the lesser teams. Lesser teams will now have more trouble to stay in a game against a bigger, stronger and more athletic opponent. Everyone wants to see a closer game. At least from a  fan perspective, those are the games that you remember. You've just made it harder for games to come down to the wire for lesser teams going up against a bigger and better opponent."


Southern Door basketball coach for 28 years, Penny Wautier is most concerned about the cost of installing these shot clocks. She said it has been rumored that the shot clocks will cost in the ball park of $2,400 to install. "Plus add on $30 per game for someone to run the shot clock. Schools are struggling financially right now. I do not believe this is a good idea. Did they really think this through?"


Kewaunee Coach Lynn Geier will share her opinions on the ruling later this morning.

To listen to the interviews from Coach Mark Zastrow, Beth and Ben Rikkola click on the audio links below:


Mark Zastrow:


Ben & Beth Rikkola Part 1:

Ben & Beth Rikkola Part 2:


Penny Wautier:


Lynn Geier:

Brewers Split Series Against The Pirates

By Brett Kinnard

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Thursday afternoon in a tightly contested game. Chase Anderson fired six innings of two-run ball notching seven strikeouts on the day. The bullpen stayed hot throwing three scoreless innings including another save from Corey Knebel.


Travis Shaw lead the way for the bats going three for four with a solo shot in the first inning and two doubles to go along with that. Eric Sogard also went three for four with two doubles putting 'The Crew' five games over .500 on the year.


The Brewers will travel to Atlanta to take on the Braves Friday night. First pitch will be thrown out at 6:35.

Brewers Gain A Game On The Cubs

By Brett Kinnard

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburg Pirates Wednesday night 4-3 in a thriller.  The Brewers were down 3-1 heading into the seventh when the bats came alive. Eric Thames sacrificed in a run to cut the lead down to one. Then with a crack of the bat, Domingo Santana put 'The Crew' up for good with a two-run homer.


It was the bullpen that was on fire in Milwaukee last night. Oliver Drake came in and held the Pirates scoreless in the seventh to get the win. Corey Knebel shut the door in the ninth with the help of an incredible play from Orlando Arcia up the middle.


The Brewers will look to tie the series up at two games a piece in game four. It will be an 1:10 start time for 'The Crew' today.

Jim Olson Motors Babe Ruth Team In The Win Column

By Joe Jennerjohn

Jim Olson Motors got into the win column with a 17 to 13 victory over Algoma in a three hour marathon Wednesday. Carter Henry earned the win on the hill. He aided his own cause at the plate with two hits.


Abram Abeyta and Storm Adams  were the games leading hitters. Each tallied three hits in the win. Tanner Vanderleest also had a multi-hit game for Jim Olson Motors. Algoma was led by Bryce Durst with two hits.


Next up in Babe Ruth Baseball is Southern Door at Memorial Field playing Roen Salvage at 6:00 and then against Jim Olson at 8:00 PM.

Lions Come up Big Wednesday In Cal Ripken Baseball

By James Valley

Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken League Lions took the lead late in the game in a 9-7 victory over Red Room on Wednesday.  The game was tied at four with Lions batting in the top of the fifth when Jack DeYoung doubled  driving in two runs. The Lions earned the victory despite allowing Red Room to score four runs in the fourth inning.


The Lions  took an early lead in the first inning. After the Lions scored two runs in the top of the sixth, Red Room answered with two of their own.  Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken League Lions scored when Red Room uncorked a wild pitch, scoring one run.  Red Room then answered when there was an error, scoring one run.


Red Room knotted the game up at four in the bottom of the fourth inning.  With two outs in the fourth inning they drove in two runs on a double.


Derrick Schingkton earned the win the Lions. He threw three innings, allowing zero runs, zero hits, striking out four, and walking zero.


The Lions had nine hits in the game.  Jack DeYoung and Nick Peterson each collected multiple hits.

Big Upset In Sturgeon Bay Major League Softball Wednesday

By Chris Ranly

Jim Olson Motors (9-1) saw their first loss of the season last night to State Farm (3-6-1).  State Farm had one thing on their mind and that was holding on to the win.  State Farm beat Jim Olson Motors 11-10 with Colbi Jaquet pitching the whole game for State Farm and the whole team coming together when the pressure was on to finish out the game.

The Cut Hut (4-5-1) had Sierra Arneman on the mound for the first time this season and it paid off in the 12-1 win over the Lions (3-7).  Tegan Ellefson was 2x2 with one RBI  and Erin Griep knocked in three RBI for the Cut Hut's win.  Taylor Tlahac and Brianna Rivera both had singles for the Lions.  With two games left in the season this was the last time Wednesday night's match-ups will play each other this season.

Major League Softball will continue on Monday with the Lions at State Farm.  Jim Olson Motors will visit the Cut Hut in the second game of the night at PBI field.

Mann Photography Running Away With Cal Ripken League

By Travis Grooters

Mann Photography moved to (9-0) in Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball with a 9-1 win over Chocolate Chicken Tuesday night. Aaron Brey earned the win on the mound for his three inning effort. Brey struck out five and did not allow a run. Sladon Asher was credited with a hold after two innings, one run allowed and two strikeouts. Chase Haberli got the save Tuesday. In just one inning he struck out two and did not allow a run.


The "Outstanding Defensive Plays of the Game Award" went to Sladon Asher.


Aaron Brey led Mann Photography at the plate with a 3x4 performance. Brey tallied two RBI and scored two runs. Isaac Totaro went 2x3 with one RBI and two runs scored. Joey Haberli finished 2x3 with one RBI and two runs scored.

Brewers Lead Cut To Half A Game

By Brett Kinnard

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 Tuesday night at Miller Park. The Pirates jumped out to an early lead in the first inning putting six runs on the board. Zach Davies had a hard time settling in as he gave up seven earned runs in five innings of work.


On a positive note, 'The Crew' hung tough after a disappointing first inning. Nick Franklin had a solo shot in the second inning to go along with an RBI double in the third. Keon Broxton also stayed hot by hitting an RBI double in the sixth inning.


The Brewers will play the third game of the series tonight in Milwaukee. Junior Guerra will take the mound with first pitch coming at 7:10 PM.

Babe Ruth Baseball Finally Back On The Field

By Joe Jennerjohn

After three straight rain outs Jim Olson Motors finally took the field in Babe Ruth Baseball Tuesday. The Sevastopol based squad beat Jim Olson Motors 13-10. It marks the second straight win by the Pioneers over Olson Motors.


Josh Pflieger was the game's leading hitter with three in total including one double. Abram Abeyta and Anthony Jennerjohn had two hits a piece in the loss. Brent Haberli earned the win on the hill.


Next up for Jim Olson is a game tonight in Algoma.

Sturgeon Bay High School Athletic Hall Of Fame Showcase

By Nick Freimuth

The Sturgeon Bay Athletic Department has created a Sturgeon Bay High School Athletic Hall of Fame, which will showcase the rich tradition of athletic excellence at Sturgeon Bay High School as we approach the 50th  year anniversary of Sturgeon Bay High School at its present site on Michigan Street.   The Hall of Fame will, over the span of three years, showcase the coaches, teams, and players that were cornerstones to this tradition of excellence in athletics at its current site at 1230 Michigan Street.  The scheduling for the Hall of Fame showcase of excellence in athletics is as follows:


2017-18: Athletic Coaches (49th year SBHS at Michigan Street site)

2018-19: Athletic Teams (50th year SBHS at Michigan Street site)

2019-2020: Individual Athletes (51st year SBHS at Michigan Street site)


The 1st Hall of Fame Class, which was selected by the  Hall of Fame Committee,  will be made up of coaches who were instrumental to continuing the rich tradition of athletics at Sturgeon Bay High School. The four recipients are as follows:


Ron Casadont - Athletic Director, Football Coach, and Baseball Coach

Diane Patterson - Volleyball Coach, Basketball Coach and Track Coach. Diane also started the women's athletic program at Sturgeon Bay High School.

Tom Stover - Longtime Girls and Boys Swim Coach

Gordy Saron - Football and Track Coach


The recipients (and families) of the first Hall of Fame Class will be honored at halftime of the September 1st, 2017 Varsity Football game against Peshtigo High School and a social will be held afterward.


The Hall of Fame will be open to all coaches, teams, and players from Sturgeon Bay High School during the last 100-plus years, starting in the school year 2020-2021. If you have any questions, contact Pat Blizel, the Athletic Director at Sturgeon Bay High School at

Brewers Take Loss In Game One Against Pirates

By Brett Kinnard

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Pittsburg Pirates 8-1 on Monday night. Matt Garza started the game and took the loss giving up four runs. Wily Peralta came in relief allowing four runs in one inning.


The lone bright spot in the Brewers lineup was Travis Shaw as he hit a solo shot in the second inning. Other than that, the bats were held at bay in the first game of the series.


'The Crew' will look to bounce back tomorrow night in game two. First pitch will be thrown out at 6:40 PM.

Cal Ripken League Game Tuesday Looked More Like A Home Run Derby

By James Valley

The Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken League Lions took the lead late and defeated Rotary 10-2 on Monday. The Lions secured the victory thanks to six runs in the fifth inning.  The big inning was thanks to a double by Curt Meyer Jr,. a home run by Jack DeYoung, and a double by Nick Peterson.


The  Lions took an early lead in the first inning.  They scored two runs when Jaden Diller homered with two outs in the first inning. In the top of the third inning, Rotary tied things up at two.  The  Lions took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth inning.


Derrick Schinkgton earned the win for the Lions. He threw three innings, surrendering two runs, five hits, and striking out three.  Three relievers helped the Lions close out the victory.


Home runs for the Lions came when Jack DeYoung homered in the fifth inning, Taylor Schaefer homered in the fourth inning, and Jaden Diller homered in the first inning.


The Lions had 16 hits in the game.  Rotary collected six hits.

Barn Brawl Wrestling Camp A Blast

By Kevin Slezewski

An incredible 45 Southern Door youth and middle school wrestlers took part in the 5th Annual Barn Brawl Wrestling Fun Camp June 16-18.  This Father's Day weekend tradition included wrestling instruction, health and fitness focused activities, a large obstacle course and a competitive wrestling dual meet.




Recent rains meant for extra challenges along with a little extra fun!  The event is hosted by Joey and Kayla Wilke.



Packers Training Camp Schedule Released

By Green Bay Packers


The Green Bay Packers today announced the schedule for 2017 Packers Training Camp. As in the past, practices are scheduled to take place at Ray Nitschke Field and Packers Family Night will be at Lambeau Field.


With a theme of "Back to Football," training camp kicks off with an 8:15 a.m. practice on Thursday, July 27. After the opening session, morning practices beginning at 8:15 a.m. are also scheduled for July 28, 29, 31 and Aug. 1.


The Packers will hold two night practices, beginning at 6.15 p.m. on Aug. 3-4, before Family Night takes place at Lambeau Field on Saturday, Aug. 5. The following week, the team will have two open practices at Nitschke Field, 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 7 and 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 8, prior to the preseason opener at home against the Philadelphia Eagles on Aug. 10.


Following the preseason contest against the Eagles, Green Bay will hold two open practices (12:15 p.m. on Aug. 15 and 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 16), before playing at the Washington Redskins on Aug. 19. The Packers will have two open practices, 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 22 and 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 23, leading into a preseason road game in Denver versus the Broncos on Aug. 26.


The team's last open practice of training camp will take place at 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 29 prior to the preseason finale against the L.A. Rams at home on Aug. 31.


Should inclement weather or any other factor force the team indoors, practices will be closed to the public due to space limitations inside the Don Hutson Center. Please also note that all practice dates and times are subject to change.


The annual Packers Family Night is scheduled for Saturday evening, Aug. 5, at Lambeau Field. The event will benefit the Wendy's Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program. For the fourth consecutive year, the format will be a full practice to accomplish the team's preparation goals for the regular season. The event will include 11-on-11 sessions that will feature full contact. The doors for the event will open at 5:30 p.m., the team will be introduced on the field at 7:30 p.m. and will conclude with the Pick `n Save Fireworks Show.


Green Bay's two home preseason games are slated for Aug. 10, vs. Philadelphia, and Aug. 31, vs. Los Angeles. The Packers' two road preseason contests are at Washington, Aug. 19, and at Denver, Aug. 26.



Important dates on the preseason calendar include:

  • Friday, July 21 – Packers 1K Kids Run, 6 p.m.

  • Saturday, July 22 – Packers 5K Run/Walk, at Lambeau Field, 8 a.m.

  • Saturday, July 22 – Packers Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

  • Monday, July 24 – Packers Annual Meeting of Shareholders

  • Wednesday, July 26 – Head Coach Mike McCarthy's season-opening press conference, 10:30 a.m.

  • Wednesday, July 26 – Players report

  • Thursday, July 27 – First practice, 8:15 a.m., Ray Nitschke Field

  • Saturday, Aug. 5 – Family Night, Lambeau Field

  • Tuesday, Aug. 29 – Last practice open to public, 11:45 a.m., Ray Nitschke Field



According to the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau and a 2010 study by AECOM, training camp, along with Packers Family Night will attract approximately 90,000 visitors from across the nation and as many as 20 foreign countries. With an economic total impact estimated at approximately $9 million, training camp is a financial boost to many area businesses.


This marks Green Bay's 72nd training camp, a tradition that began in 1946 under Curly Lambeau. One of the most intimate preseason settings in the NFL, Packers training camp is unique in several respects. Players have been riding kids' bicycles to practice since the Vince Lombardi era, a tradition that now includes five special bikes as part of the Dream Drive. The team has lived in the dorm rooms at nearby St. Norbert College since 1958, the league's longest training-camp relationship between a team and school.


For the most up-to-date information on the many activities throughout training camp, fans are encouraged to visit

Brewers Five Games Over .500

By Brett Kinnard

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Sunday afternoon to keep pace on top of the division. It was a big day on the mound for Jimmy Nelson as he netted his first complete game with 10 strikeouts to go with the win.


Even with the great pitching, 'The Crew' still needed a little run support to get the win on Sunday. That came in the 6th inning when Hernan Perez and Manny Pina both went deep to put the Brewers on top for good.


Milwaukee will now continue their home stand against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. First pitch being thrown out at 6:40.

Ahnapee Trailblazers Finish (1-2) In Weekend Tournament

By Jamie Alberts

After opening the tournament with a victory over Wrightstown, the Ahnapee Trailblazers lost two tightly contested games on Saturday and were eliminated from the Casco Legion Baseball Tournament.


In their first game, Ahnapee lost to Kewaunee County 3-1.  Ahnapee threatened in the bottom of the seventh, but grounded out with the bases loaded to end the game.  Jeffrey Alberts threw a complete game for Ahnapee allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits.  Jacob Moeller drove in the lone run for the Trailblazers with a single in the 3rd inning.


Nathan Yagodinski threw 6 2/3 innings allowing 1 run on three hits to earn the win for Kewaunee County.  Jordan Jorgenson went 2x2 with two RBI's to lead the Lakers.


In an elimination game, Ahnapee lost to Little Chute 4-3.  After the Trailblazers took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Little Chute responded with three runs in the top of the 4th inning and would not relinquish the lead.  Adam Gutschow and Ryan Jacobson both had two hits apiece for Ahnapee.  Jake Schneider threw five innings surrendering four runs on seven hits while striking out four in his Legion debut.


Cory Diedrick had two hits and Leighton Myers added a solo HR to lead Little Chute.  Diedrick earned the win tossing 5 2/3 innings allowing three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts.

Full Slate of Door County Baseball League Action Scheduled For Sunday

By Tim Kowols

Sister Bay looks to go 5-0 when they return to action Sunday as Door County Baseball League play continues. The Bays will host the Maplewood Mets, while Institute looks to score their first victory against Egg Harbor, Kolberg tries to sneak into second place when they face West Jacksonport, and Washington Island takes the ferry to face Baileys Harbor. All games begin at 1:30 p.m.

Big Inning Sinks Bullfrogs Against Rockford

By Tim Kowols

A pitcher's duel turned into a blowout Saturday in Green Bay in the Bullfrogs' 7-1 loss to the visiting Rockford Rivets. It was 1-1 going into the top of the 7th before the Rivets drove in 6 runs to put some distance between them and the Bullfrogs. Zac Repenski and Aaron Pieschner registered the lone RBIs for the Bullfrogs. The Bullfrogs and the Rivets meet up again this afternoon beginning at 3:05 p.m.

Brewers Fall In Extras To Padres 7-5

By Tim Kowols

The second day of extra innings for the San Diego Padres and the Milwaukee Brewers yielded different results for the visitor from the West Coast as they pushed two across in the 11th to win 7-5.


Home runs continued to be the theme of the series after Orlando Arcia's inside-the-parker and Eric Thames team-leading 20th blast put the Brewers up 3-1 in the second inning after giving up a solo homer to the Padres' Yangerve Solarte in the first. Solarte and Wil Myers would homer in the later innings before Keon Broxton drove in two runs with his own dinger to force an 11th inning. The Padres would hit two more home runs in the top of the 11th before closer Phil Maton closed out the game. In this series, the Padres' Hunter Renfroe has the only RBI not driven in via the long ball with his 4th inning double.


The Brewers and the Padres wrap things up in Milwaukee with their rubber match this afternoon beginning at 1:10 p.m.

Finding The Best Kayaks For Fishing Or Recreation

By Bill Schultz

I'm seeing quite a few recreational and kayak anglers on the waters of Door County.  I am often asked about kayaks and specifically fishing kayaks.


Most recreational kayaks are the sit-in style, while the best fishing kayaks are sit-on-top.  You can fish out of a sit-in, but, you are limited on gear storage as well as somewhat hindered with casting.  The sit-on-top fishing kayaks will be wider for more stability, have a good deal of storage both in front and behind the angler, usually more comfortable seating, track systems to add accessories, and, some even allow you to safely stand.


If there is one thing I see the most is kayak anglers buying kayaks that are shorter than I prefer for bigger water.  Yes, a 10 to 12-foot kayak will work and you'll have a great time.  But, to cover more water faster, I'd suggest looking at a fishing kayak that is in that 13 to 15-foot range.  And, always keep in mind how you plan to transport your kayak.


I mentioned accessories.  This is a personal preference.  Many anglers add fish locators and rod holders.  Some even go with a trolling motor.  There are kayaks out there with self-propulsion systems like Jackson Kayak's Flex Drive.  This can be helpful if you have a lot of water to cover.


As always I'm happy to answer any of your questions at, or, stop by one of the area outfitters.

Zeitler Tops Luxemburg Mods

By Mark Kanz

Stock car racers at Luxemburg Speedway got the win over Mother Nature Friday night.  Racers kept the show moving and got it completed before the sky opened up just after 10 p.m.  Luxemburg's Dave Zeitler captured the modified "A" feature with Benji LaCrosse finishing second.  Shawn Havel bested Brandon Czarapata to capture the stock car feature.  Sturgeon Bay's Randy Lemeiux, Jr. topped the sport mod division, while Mitch Meier won the sport compact feature and Paul Deifenthaler topped the street stock division.

Homer Fest Won By Brewers

By Mark Kanz

Every run scored in Friday night's game at Miller Park came via the long ball, but it was Eric Thames' homer in the tenth inning that clinched a 6-5 victory for the Brewers over the Padres.  It was the fourth win in a row for the Brew Crew.  Brewers' starter Junior Guerra survived a rocky first inning that saw him surrender four runs, three were earned.  He only gave up two hits...both homers.  Guerra settled down and tossed five innings of scoreless, hitless ball to record a quality start.  The Brewers' bats tied the game at four in the fourth with a long ball from Keon Broxton providing the punch.  That chased former Timber Rattler Miguel Diaz who made the start for San Diego.  Milwaukee also got homers from Manny Pina and Travis Shaw in the win.  The teams will play game two of the series Saturday afternoon with Chase Anderson getting the ball for the Brewers.

Top Players Miss Open Cut

By Mark Kanz

For the first time since 1986, all three of the world's top golfers have missed the cut in a major event at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, northwest of Milwaukee. Defending Open champ Dustin Johnson missed the cut by three shots sending the top-ranked player packing after just two days. Number two-ranked Rory McIlroy missed the cut by four strokes despite birdieing four of the final six holes Friday.  Crowd favorite Steve Stricker from Madison and Mequon's Jordan Niebrugge both are one over par for the tournament but barely made the field for the weekend.  Paul Casey, Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka top the no-name leaderboard at seven under. First round leader Rickie Fowler is a shot back to start the weekend.

Make It (8-0) For Mann Photography In Cal Ripken Baseball

By Travis Grooters

Mann Photography blanked Advanced Disposal 14-0 Thursday night in Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball. Chase Haberli was the winning pitcher. He struck out six in three innings of work. Aaron Brey logged two K's and Logan Schuh struck out one in relief.


Leading hitters for Mann Photography included: Chase Haberli: 4x4, with five RBI, and three runs scored, Aaron Brey: 5x5, with two RBI and two runs scored,  Andrew Flok: 3x5, with four RBI and one run scored.

Ahnapee Trailblazers Win In Walk-Off Fahion

By Jamie Alberts

Derik LeCaptain hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Ahnapee Trailblazers to a 9-8 victory over Wrightstown in the first game of the Casco Legion tournament.  Down 8-7, Jacob Moeller started the rally with a 1-out double.  Moeller advanced to third base on a groundout and scored the tying run on a wild pitch.  A walk to Max Bordeau and another wild pitch set the stage for the LeCaptain game-winner.

Anthony Moore & Jeffrey Alberts had two hits apiece to lead the Ahnapee attack.  Adam Gutschow earned the win pitching 1 2/3 innings in relief of starting pitcher Jared VanBramer.

Ben Jaeger and JT Stengel had two hits each for Wrightstown in the loss.

Brewers Extend NL Central Lead

By Brett Kinnard

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 in an absolute thriller Thursday night. Eric Thames launched a two-run homer in the top of the ninth to Milwaukee up for good. Oliver Drake came in to shut the door on the Cardinals striking out two batters in the bottom of the ninth.


Keon Broxton was the talk around the MLB last night after he hit a 500 foot bomb in the second inning. The second longest home run in the MLB this season. It is great news for 'The Crew' as their bats have come alive again with a two and a half game lead of the NL Central.


The Brewers will now fly back to Milwaukee to take on the Padres in a weekend series. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:10 tonight.

Brewers Top Cardinals, Cubs Lose To Mets

By Nick Freimuth

The Milwaukee Brewers may be in the race for the National League Central longer than anyone thought. They have surpassed most expectations on the season already and now lead the division by two full games. A 7-6 win over the Cardinals Wednesday put 'The Crew' three and a half games in front of the 'Red Birds' in the Central. The Mets handed another loss to the Cubs yesterday, meaning Milwaukee leads the division by two full games.


Eric Thames got his groove back in the 7-6 win. He hit a home run and a double in his first two at bats Wednesday. Thames drove in three runs and scored two runs in the win. Lead off batter Eric Sogard also delivered two RBI with a 2x4 day at the plate. Matt Garza earned the win. His record is now (3-2) on the season with a 4.17 ERA.


The fourth and final game of the series in St. Louis will start today at 6:15 PM. Milwaukee holds a two games to one advantage heading into Thursday night's finale.

Farley & Neinas Swing Hot Bats In Nicolet Bank Victory

By Nick Freimuth

Jack Peterson was the winning pitcher in a 7-3 win for Nicolet Bank over the Co-Op Monday. Austin Farley and Tyler Neinas each had two hits in the win. Frankie Ash had two hits, a single and a triple, in the loss. Tommy Junion took the loss on the mound.

Mann Photography Still Leads Cal Ripken League Standings

By Travis Grooters

Mann Photography remained undefeated in Cal Ripken League Baseball Tuesday. They outscored Marine Travelift 8-5. Tyler Grooters was the winning pitcher lasting three innings without allowing a run. Sladon Asher pitched two scoreless innings and Chase Haberli pitched two-thirds of an inning for the save.


Andrew Flok was a perfect 3x3 with two RBI. William Lautenbach was also 3x3 with two runs. Aaron Brey finished 3x3 with two runs. Finally, Joey Haberli was 2x3 with two RBI and a run scored.

Sevastopol Team Off To Great Start In Babe Ruth Baseball

By Rob Pollman

Sevastopol's Babe Ruth team played the Southern Door squad in Babe Ruth Baseball Monday night at Sevastopol. Sevastopol won game one with a score of 8-0 in six innings. Winning pitcher Robby Pollman pitched four innings striking out 10 and allowing no hits. Jackson Lindeman pitched two innings striking out four. Wulf brothers had 13 hits. Southern Door had just one hit.


Game 2 was stopped after three innings because of lightening with score tied 1-1. Brent Haberli on mound for Sevastopol. The game will be finished at a later date.

Sturgeon Bay Major League Softball Results

By Chris Ranly

The mosquitoes weren't the only things with a bite last night in major league softball action at PBI field.  The Lions (2-6) were vicious and picked up their second win of the season over the Cut Hut (2-4-1) in the 19-7 win.  The Lions were determined to get a win for coach Greg Brauer's birthday and coach Brauer ended up with a surprise victory shower from his team at the end of the game. The Cut Hut tried a few new names on the mound with Tegan Ellefson, Kinsey Nellis, and Maddie Propsom all got a chance to pitch.  The Lions pitcher Brianna Riveria was the winning pitcher and McKenzie Dvorak-Fish was the leading hitter.  Kinsey Nellis was the leading hitter with two hits for the Cut Hut.

Jim Olson Motors (7-0) looks to have a great chance to remain undefeated for the entire season as they saw another victory against State Farm (2-4-1).  Jim Olson Motors beat State Farm 13-8 with Chloe Lustila as the leading hitter 2x2 with two RBI and Victoria Marchant was 2x2 with 1 RBI.  We saw a switch-up on the mound with Callie Miller (3) and Victoria Marchant (2) both on the mound for the game that went five innings. Bailey Rikkola had two RBI for State Farm.

Major League Softball continues on Wednesday June 14th with the Cut Hut vs Jim Olson Motors at 5:00 PM. The Lions will play State Farm at 6:30 PM.

Babe Ruth Baseball Recap From Monday Night

By Joe Jennerjohn

Nicolet Bank was hot Tuesday night in Babe Ruth Baseball. They beat Roen Salvage 11-3. Spencer Krause got the win with six strikeouts. Bruce Weber drove in a run with his first hit in the Babe Ruth League for Roen Salvage.

Brewers Reign Atop NL Central Reaches 19 Consecutive Days

By Brett Kinnard

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 in the first game of a double header Tuesday. Eric Sogard was the lone bright spot in the lineup going 2x3 from the lead off spot.


In the second game of the double header, the Brewers topped the Cardinals 8-5 to split the series even on the day. The bats came alive in this game for 'The Crew' with rallies in both the fourth and eighth inning. Shaw, Broxton, and Aguilar each had home runs in the win.


The Brewers will take on the Cardinals again tonight at 7:15. Matt Garza will take the mound for 'The Crew'.

American Legion Baseball Season Underway

By Jamie Alberts

Defending Fox River Valley East Division Legion Champion Ahnapee Trailblazers opened their season with a 2-1 victory over Denmark Monday.  Jeffrey Alberts pitched a complete game three-hitter with four strikeouts to earn the win for the Trailblazers.


Max Bordeau hit a go-ahead Sac Fly to score Adam Gutschow with the winning run in the bottom of the sixth.  Tanner DeGrave and Jaeger Brusky had two hits apiece to lead Ahnapee.


Blake Derricks pitched a complete game for Denmark only allowing one earned run on six hits to take the loss.

Tippy Canoe Establishing Dominance In Southern Door Volleyball League

By Nick Freimuth

Only two teams remain undefeated in Southern Door's Co-Ed Volleyball League. Both teams call Tippy Canoe in Euren home. Tippy Canoe 3 has won all three games each of the first four weeks. Tippy Canoe 4 is undefeated in three weeks of play. They had a bye on the schedule in week one. Here is a look at league standings heading into week five play Thursday night.



2017 Thursday Night Co-Ed Volleyball League
Week 4
PlaceTeam NameWinsLosses
1Tippy Canoe 3120
2Tippy Canoe 490
3Waterfront Mary's 293
4Richards 181
5Richards 284
6Why Lee's 475
6Why Lee's 275
8Tippy Canoe 260
9Rouers 366
9Rouers 266
11Waterfront Mary's 157
12Rouers 148
13Tippy Canoe 139
14Massart's Garage18
14Why Lee's 318
16Why Lee's 1111
17Why Lee's 5012

Lightning Ends Babe Ruth Baseball Early Monday

By Joe Jennerjohn

Babe Ruth Baseball did mange a few stats before the game had to stop because of lightning last night.


Jim Olson got off to a good start against Nicolet Bank with Abram Abeyta belted a double with Mason Propsom and Anthony Jennerjohn adding RBI singles before the game was halted in the top of the third inning due to lightning.


Jim Olson will be traveling to Kolberg to take on the Brussels Big Dogs Wednesday, June 14th.

The Hill Raceway Rained Out Sunday

By Nick Freimuth

Racing is a business solely dependent on weather and yesterday Mother Nature won. The 2:00 PM start at the Hill was not to be as heavy rain hit the track just as racing was scheduled to begin. Hill Promoter Martin Kelsey said despite their best efforts to get the track in shape, there was nothing they could do.


"We tried our best at The Hill to get a show in. You cannot plan for rain and Mother Nature hit us hard. Just know the race will not be lost and is rescheduled for August. We don't lose nights of racing at The Hill. (We) just move them accordingly to what the weather brings us." Kelsey said.


The next race is scheduled for Saturday, June 24 at 6:00 PM.

Strong Outing From Brewers' Anderson

By Brett Kinnard

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-1 Sunday afternoon. It was a rubber match up until the seventh inning when the bats came alive for the Diamondbacks. Chase Anderson managed to keep it close going six innings of one-run baseball and striking out eight.


The lone run came for the Brewers on a solo shot from Keon Broxton in the ninth. It was his seventh on the season.


'The Crew' will head to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals in a double-header on Tuesday. The first game is scheduled to start at 1:15 PM. They will cap that off with a 7:15 game at night.

Bullfrogs Down Chinooks 9-6

By Paul Schmitt

The Green Bay Bullfrogs outslugged the Lakeshore Chinooks 9-6 Saturday night.  The Bullfrogs had a season-high 14 hits and nine runs in coming away with the victory.  Conner Wollersheim was the winning pitcher for the Bullfrogs.  Green Bay (5-7) was lead in hitting by Kyle Benyo who hit two home runs.  The Bullfrogs will start a series with the Kalamazoo Growlers at home Sunday.

Brewers Fall To D-Backs 3-2

By Paul Schmitt

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 last night.  The Brewers could only manage two hits off starting pitcher Zach Godley and Arizona's bullpen closed out the game not allowing another hit.  The Brewers took the early lead with Hernon Perez's two-run home run in the fourth inning, but Junior Guerra gave up a two-run homer to Brandon Drury in the sixth inning to give the Diamondbacks a come-from-behind victory.  Guerra (1-1) took the loss giving up three runs in six innings.  Milwaukee (33-30) still lead the Chicago Cubs by two games in the National League Central.  The Brewers and Diamondbacks will play today at 3 p.m. in the final game of the series.

Bullfrogs Drop First Home Tilt

By Mark Kanz

The Green Bay Bullfrogs fell to the Lakeshore Chinooks 5-3 in Northwoods League action Friday night.  The Frogs overcame an early 2-0 deficit, but still lose their first home game of the season, 5-3.  Green Bay and Lakeshore have identical 4-7 records and are six games behind first-place Wisconsin Rapids in the standings.  The same two teams will do battle in a 6:30 contest Saturday night in Green Bay.

Brewers Hold Off D-backs For Road Win

By Mark Kanz

The Brewers' bullpen was just good enough for the Crew to hold off the Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-6 in Arizona Friday night.  Milwaukee blew open a tied game in the sixth to grab a commanding 8-4 lead, only the see a pair of relief pitchers give back two runs an inning later.  The Brewers were aided by a good outing from Corey Knebel who tossed an inning and a third of relief to register the save.  Knebel leads all big league relievers in strikeouts.  The Brewers had one potentially serious injury in the game.  Second baseman Jonathan Villar left the field on a cart with what was reported as back spasms.  He will undergo more tests Saturday.  The Brewers and D-backs will match up again Saturday night in a 9 o'clock start out west.

Packers Family Night Set For Saturday, August 5th

By Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers announced today that 'Packers Family Night,' will take place Saturday evening, Aug. 5. Now in its 17th year, 'Family Night' will serve as the introduction of the 2017 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.


'Family Night' will benefit the Wendy's Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Doors for the event will open at 5:30 p.m., and the team will be introduced on the field at 7:30 p.m.


The format of this year's Family Night will once again be a full practice, in order for the team to accomplish its preparation goals for the regular season. The full practice will include 11-on-11 sessions that will feature live contact.


The evening remains family-focused and will feature a game-like atmosphere with use of the video boards, gameday music and a fireworks show at the end of the night. Family Night is a part of the Back to Football campaign. Other components of the campaign include Packers training camp and Packers preseason games.


Tickets, priced at $10, will go on sale June 28 at 10 a.m. CT. Fans can purchase their tickets through Ticketmaster over the phone at 800/745-3000 or via the internet at Tickets also can be purchased at the Packers' ticket office in person. There will be a limit of 10 tickets per purchase during the first day of ticket sales. All individuals, regardless of age, require a ticket for admittance.


A group ticket program (minimum of 50 tickets) will be offered again. The application form is available online at, in person at the Packers ticket office or can be requested to be sent by calling 920/569-7501. Group ticket orders are restricted to approved groups and organizations, and are to be used for the sole purpose of accommodating a group or organizational outing. Resale is prohibited.


Included in the evening's activities will be the popular "Jerseys Off Our Backs"promotion with Packers jerseys – all of which will have been worn by Packers players in the just-completed practice – to be given away in a random drawing.


The Family Night Picnic also returns and the spectacular Fireworks Show will conclude the night.


Parking for the event will be $5, with net proceeds to be donated to the Wendy's Wonderful Kids Program.


In case of inclement weather, no refunds will be issued unless all stadium activities – from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the fireworks show – are canceled.



The entire training camp schedule is being finalized and will be released in the near future.

Brewers Fall In Extra Innings

By Brett Kinnard

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the San Francisco Giants 9-5 in extra innings Thursday afternoon. Eric Thames got back in his grove by launching a homer in the second inning to tie it at two a piece.

Heading into the ninth inning 'The Crew' was down 5-3. The rally began with Eric Sogard hitting a solo shot to right field. That got the wheels turning as Travis Shaw singled to left to score the game tying run.

The Brewers will begin a series with the Diamondbacks on Friday. First pitch will be thrown out at 8:40 from Arizona.

Jim Olson Remains Undefeated In Youth Softball

By Brett Kinnard

Jim Olson Motors (5-0) beat the Cut Hut (2-3) Tuesday night 4-3 in the Major League Division to remain undefeated on the season. Chloe Lustila was the winning pitcher for Jim Olson Motors. Greta Gutschow was the leading hitter on the night going 2x3. Erin Griep went 2x2 as the Cut Hut's leading hitter.


The Lions (1-4) beat State Farm (2-3) 9-7 Tuesday night in Major League play. Bri Rivera pitched three innings and got the win. Molly Leclaux lead the way in hitting for the Lions with two RBI's. In a losing effort for State Farm, Colbi Jaquet went 2x3 with two base knocks.


For the Minor League Division, Peil Construction (3-1) beat North Shore (3-1) 8-4. Quincy Chomeau, Isabella Frana, and Naomi Rikkola each went 2x2 with 2 RBI's on their way to the win. Morgan Miller started for Peil Construction and got the win.


Nebel Construction (0-3-1) and Reliable Auto (0-3-1) went toe to toe Tuesday night in one that ended up in a 9-9 tie. Katie Spude led the way in hitting for Nebel Construction as Paige Olsen was the top slugger for Reliable Auto.


The next slate of games will be Monday June, 12th.

The Brewers Need Your Votes

By Brett Kinnard

Ryan Braun is the lone player on 'The Crew' to make top 15 in voting at their position. As of today, he stands over a million votes shy of the leading NL Outfielder, Bryce Harper. Milwaukee's Eric Thames, who was once top 5 in voting at first base, has now fallen out of the race.



Other leading NL vote-getters are:

C-Buster Posey, Giants: 917,359

1B- Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals: 670,671

2B- Daniel Murphy, Nationals: 1,149,130

3B- Kris Bryant, Cubs: 895,752

SS- Corey Seager, Dodgers: 604,783



If you would like to see your favorite Brewer in the All-star game this year, take a few seconds out of your day and go vote them into the 2017 All-Star game.

Packers Make Moves In Defensive Secondary

By Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have signed CB Daquan Holmes and released CB David Rivers. The transactions were announced Wednesday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.




NoNamePosHtWtCollegeHS Hometown
38Daquan HolmesCB5-11187American InternationalTroy, N.Y.



(DAY-quan) Holmes, 22, was named first-team Northeast-10 conference in each of his final two seasons. As a senior, he was named third-team Super Region One by Don Hansen's Football Gazette and was selected to play in the National Bowl Game, an annual postseason college football all-star game consisting of top players from non-FBS schools. Holmes participated in Green Bay's rookie orientation camp in May.

Brewers Alone In First Place In NL Central Again

By Nick Freimuth

Jonathan Villar and Domingo Santana each hit homeruns to put the Milwaukee Brewers in a 6-3 come-from-behind victory against the Giants last night. The win puts the 'Brew Crew' back in first place in the National League Central Division at (32-28).

Jimmy Nelson earned the win bumping him to (4-3) on the season. His six strikeout performance was aided by a two-out double that drove in a run in the fifth. Milwaukee would never look back from that point. Villar, Santana and Aguilar all finished with two hits and one RBI.

Corey Knebel again slammed the door shut on the Giants in the ninth inning. He earned his seventh save of the season.

The four-game series concludes from Miller Park today at 12:10 PM. The Brewers will then open up a seven-game road trip with the first three games coming from Arizona tomorrow.

Babe Ruth Baseball Underway In Door County

By Nick Freimuth

Jim Olson Motors struck out 15 times in a lights out performance by Sevastopol's Babe Ruth Baseball team Wednesday. A 14-1 win by the Pioneer players included a stellar performance on the hill by Brent Jackson, Robbie Pollman and Josh Pfeigler.


Brent Haberli led the way with three hits including a double. Jackson Lindeman added two hits with a double. Jim Olson Motors was led by Carter Henry and Abram Abeyta at the plate.



Next up Monday June 12.

Jim Olson Motors Vs. Baileys Harbor at 7:30 from memorial Field

Mann Photography Undefeated In Sturgeon Bay Minor League Baseball

By Nick Freimuth

Mann Photography remains unbeaten in Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Minor League Baseball. A 3-0 shutout of Advanced Disposal featured a combined shutout for pitchers Chase Haberli  and Aaron Brey.


Leading hitters included: Andrew Flok 2x2 with a single, double, and two RBI, Aaron Brey 3x3 with two doubles, a single, and one run scored, and William Lautenbach 2x2 with two singles and one run scored.

Packers Announce Roster Moves

By Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have signed offensive tackle Robert Leff and released center Jacob Flores. The transactions were announced Tuesday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.




NoNamePosHtWtCollegeHS Hometown
70Robert LeffT6-5302AuburnFairhope, Ala.


Leff, 22, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons on May 1, but was released on June 2. He played in 53 career games with 15 starts at Auburn. As a senior in 2016, he started all 13 games at right tackle, earning first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors from Pro Football Focus and second-team All-SEC recognition from The Associated Press and Athlon.


Flores originally signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent out of Dartmouth on May 6, 2016, and spent part of last season on the practice squad.


Brewers Chase Anderson Extends Scoreless Inning Streak To 21

By Nick Freimuth

The Brewers top pitcher in 2017 to date has been Chase Anderson. Milwaukee starters as a whole have done an exceptional job this season but a scoreless inning streak of 21 2/3 is quite a feat. Anderson struck out four in 7 2/3 against the Giants Tuesday in a 5-2 win. It improved his record to (5-1) and dropped his ERA to 2.94 on the season.


Set-up man Carlos Torres allowed San Francisco's two runs to score in the top of the ninth inning. Milwaukee had a comfortable lead at that time thanks to Hernan Perez. He hit his seventh home run of the season. Eric Sogard and Domingo Santana each had two hits and two RBI in the win.


The Brewers remain in first place in the National League Central for the 12th consecutive day. At (31-28) Milwaukee is tied with the Chicago Cubs (30-27). Jimmy Nelson will toe the rubber for the Brewers in the third of the four-game series with the Giants tonight at 7:10.

Spartans Rally To Beat Waupaca 4-3 But Lose To Mosinee 5-0 In Sectional Final on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans fell one game short of going to state Tuesday in the WIAA Division 2 Sectionals in Clintonville.  After defeating Waupaca 4-3 with a thrilling comeback in the sectional semi-final opener, the Spartans were shutout 5-0 by Mosinee in the sectional final.


In the opener, starting pitcher Bryce Tekulve went only 4-2/3 innings and gave up three runs as he battled with a high pitch count including a 41 pitch first inning.  Tekulve reached the maximum 100 pitch count in the fifth inning and Noah Lindsley pitched the final 2-1/3 innings to keep the Spartans close.  Austin Tlachac made a spectacular over the shoulder diving catch in the sixth inning to save a run and set the stage for the dramatic comeback by the Spartans that benefited from three Comet errors.  Jake Theys tied the game with a single in the seventh inning and Kyle Routheieaux scored the winning run when Mason Isenberg's bunt was mishandled and thrown away.


Mosinee jumped on Spartan pitcher Ian Doell with three runs in the first inning of the sectional final.  Nathan Yagodinski came in for Doell and limited Mosinee to just one run on four hits in 4-1/3 innings of long relief.  Unfortunately, the Spartan offense could not cash in on opportunities with runners in scoring position including leaving five runners on base in the final two innings.


Luxemburg-Casco (26-4) concluded an impressive spring campaign winning the North Eastern Conference and coming one game from returning to state for the first time since 1990.  Mosinee (15-9) will now advance to the state championship in Appleton next week.


You can relisten to the broadcasts of the games "on demand"

Brewers Fall In Brett Phillips MLB Debut

By Nick Freimuth

The Milwaukee Brewers are still in first place but are now tied with the Chicago Cubs after a 7-2 loss Monday night at Miller Park. The San Francisco Giants and pitcher Jeff Samardzija kept the Brewers bats in check. Samardzija struck out ten in 7 2/3 innings and 119 pitches. It was just his second win of the season and his first in 11 tries at Miller Park.


Milwaukee scored both of their runs in the first inning. Hernan Perez doubled and drove in a run in the first. The second scored on a throwing error from the center fielder on the same play. Eric Sogard was teh only player with a multi-hit game in the loss.


Brett Phillips made his Major League debut in center field Monday. He had hist first hit and added an outfield assist in the game.

Luxemburg-Casco Baseball Playing For State Today On WBDK 96.7FM

By Paul Schmitt

Luxemburg-Casco Spartan baseball will face the Waupaca Comets in a W.I.A.A. Division 2 sectional semi-final in Clintonville this afternoon at 2 p.m.  #1 seeded Luxemburg-Casco (19-4) advanced with regional wins of 10-0 over Denmark and 6-2 against Sturgeon Bay.  #2 seeded Waupaca (16-5-1) beat #1 Fox Valley Lutheran 16-3 to win their regional.  The Spartans split their games with the Comets this season in the North Eastern Conference with a 4-0 win at home and a 5-4 loss at Waupaca.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call on WBDK 96.7FM starting at 1:30pm with the pregame show.  If the Spartans win, they will play the winner of the other sectional semi-final between Mosinee and Seymour at 5 p.m. in the sectional final game.  The game(s) audio can also be streamed on with video on facebook book live.

Brewers Remain In First Place In NL Central

By Nick Freimuth

The lead over the Cubs may only be one game, but the Milwaukee Brewers are still in first place in the National League Central after the first weekend of June. The Brewers shutout the L.A. Dodgers 3-0 on Sunday.


Starting pitcher Zach Davies pitched a gem. Davies lasted six innings, struck out six, allowed only three hits, all without a run given up. Eric Thames hit his 15th home run of the season to add all the offense Milwaukee would need Sunday.


The Brewers open up a three-game series with the San Francisco Giants tonight at Miller Park at 6:40 PM.

Sturgeon Bay Falls In Regional Final 5-0 To Oostburg

By Coach Bob Desotelle

Oostburg's Ashley Swihart had a hat trick and Gia Minneci and Meghan Batzer each scored to lead Oostburg to a 5-0 Regional Final win. Sturgeon Bay's McKenna Gibson had 16 saves in goal. We understood the challenge coming into this game. We had to slay a dragon. Our backup keeper McKenna Gibson, a freshman, battled relentlessly to help keep us in this game. We found ourselves in a defensive mode all night and struggled to get the ball forward. But we played with heart, spirit and pride. Now that we have punched through to the next level in the playoffs it is clear our players want more. While the loss was hard to accept, a since of determination and passion was evident after the game. This team had a fantastic turn around in the past four years with our departing senoirs. This group won just one game their sophomore year and scored 5 goals in that season. The Clippers end this season 9-9-2 with 60 goals scored and a 5-3 record in conference. Our seniors included Captains Charlie Pollock, Rebecca Osborne, Stephanie Jones and Dana Powers and fellow classmates Vanessa Ortiz, Moriah Grahl, Gabi Mogen, Ashton Spritka, Jenna Auguston and Kaylee McNew. The coaches are proud of of this group for their accomplishments. Looking forward, the Sturgeon Bay Clipper Girls will be reloading next year, not rebuilding. Dragons do not live forever.

Algoma Girls Win Division 3 State Track Title

By Tim Kowols

The Algoma Girls Track and Field team captured the state team title in LaCrosse Saturday afternoon, edging Edgar 44-42 in the final point standings. The Wolves rode an impressive number of medalists, especially in the field events, to the top of the leaderboard.



Shot put: 2nd Katelyn Williams 40-02.25, 5th Morgan Davister 38-07

High Jump: 1st Elizabeth McClure  5-6

400 meter relay: 4th Courtney Guilette, Khloe Williams, Morgan Davister, Katelyn Williams 51.26

Pole Vault: 6th Elizabeth McClure, Algoma 10-0

Discus: 2nd Morgan Davister 135-3, 3rd Katelyn Williams,  129-3


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WIAA State Track Round-Up

By Tim Kowols

Saturday was obviously a memorable day for the Algoma Girls' Track team, but plenty of other local athletes had impressive showings at the WIAA State Meet held in LaCrosse this past weekend.



1600 meter relay: 4th Place: Luxemburg-Casco (Sam Larson, Travis Kinnard, Marshall Paider, Tyler Suess) 3:22.44

200 meter run: 9th place: Tyler Suess, Luxemburg-Casco 23.09

800 meter run: 8th place: Mitch Kudick, Kewaunee 1:57.30

300 meter hurdles: 2nd place: Sam Larson, Luxemburg-Casco 39.23

400 meter relay: 6th place: Sturgeon Bay (Brady Wodack, Luke Brinkman, Hayden Shefchik, Nic Greenlaw) 43.57

400 meter run: 3rd place:  Tyler Seuss, Luxemburg-Casco 49.19

1600 meter run: 12th place: Hunter Liebeck, Luxemburg-Casco 4:35.87

High Jump: 8th place: Sam Larson, Luxemburg-Casco 6-2

110 meter high hurdle:  Sam Larson, Luxemburg-Casco 15.12



300 meter hurdles: 5th place: Cody May, Algoma 40.50

Shot Put: 5th place: Max Schoening, Algoma 50-8

1600 meter run: 4th place: Jacob Wahlers, Algoma 4:22.61



300 meter hurdles:  6th place: Abby Baumgartner, Kewaunee 47.00

3200 meter relay: 14th place: Southern Door (Jennifer Vandertie, Gracie Englebert, Chloe Staudenmaier, Maggie Grota) 10:16.04



400 meter relay: 8th place: Gibraltar (Abbigael Sitte, Hannah Helm, Nina Sitte, Bria Caldecott) 51.74

400 meter run: 8th place: Olivia Wagner, Sevastopol 1:01.12

Pole Vault: 4th place: Demi Ploor, Sevastopol 10-6



Trio Of Games Highlight Door County Baseball League's Sunday Slate

By Tim Kowols

West Jacksonport got the fourth week of Door County Baseball League action off to a raucous start with a 14-0 drubbing of Institute on Friday, but three more games will take place Sunday across the area.


Washington Island will take the ferry across Death's Door for its chance to knock off the undefeated Sister Bay Bays. Kolberg will also put its undefeated record on the line as it travels to face Egg Harbor. Maplewood will stay at home to host Baileys Harbor.


All games today begin at 1:30 p.m.

Brewers Lose Slugfest To Dodgers 10-8

By Tim Kowols

The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers traded grand slams Saturday night in Milwaukee, but it was Chris Taylor's ninth inning home run that gave the visitors from the coast the 10-8 victory.


After being put in an early 1-0 hole, the Brewers' success scoring in the first inning continued as Jesus Aguilar reached on a fielding error, allowing Keon Broxton to tie the game. Aguilar would give the Brewers a lead two innings later with his own home run. The Dodgers' Yasiel Puig kept the seesaw affair alive by driving home Enrique Hernandez on a single after being at the plate for a Jared Hughes' wild pitch that also brought in a run. The Brewers would double the Dodgers on a pair of home runs, including Travis Shaw's first-ever grand slam. Puig, Cody Bellinger, and Taylor would cap off the scoring for the Dodgers, helping drive in six unanswered runs to give them the win.


The Brewers will face the Dodgers in the series finale this afternoon at Miller Park.

Blizzard Lose Another Heartbreaker 44-37 Against Nighthawks

By Tim Kowols

Just seconds away from overtime, the Green Bay Blizzard fell to the Wichita Falls Nighthawks Saturday night in Green Bay 44-37. Quarterback Greg McGhee posted three touchdowns and 145 yards passing in the game but threw two crucial interceptions in the end zone that could have tilted the game in favor of the Blizzard for the first time in three months. The Nighthawks upended the Blizzard after scoring the game-winning touchdown with just 25 seconds left in the contest.

Clippers Relay Makes School Record Run Medals

By Mark Kanz

After qualifying with the 10th best time, the Sturgeon Bay Boys 400m Relay team made the podium with a sixth-place finish Saturday at the WIAA Track and Field Championships in LaCrosse.  In the process, the team of Brady Wodack, Luke Brinkman, Hayden Shefchik and Nic Greenlaw broke the school record, which stood for 33 years.

Kayak Fishing Series--Where To Launch Your Kayak In Door County

By Bill Schultz

Kayak Fishing Pro Bill Schultz will again feature a weekly series on kayaking and Kayak fishing in Door County.  In the second of his summer series, Bill shares the available spots throughout the peninsula you can launch your kayak.



If you have any questions for Bill, you can email him at


Brewer Lose In Extra Innings

By Mark Kanz

The Milwaukee Brewers dropped a heartbreaker to the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night, 2-1 in 12 innings.  The Crew broke open a pitchers' duel in the 7th inning with a 2 out solo homer from Domingo Santana, chasing Dodgers' starter Clayton Kershaw.  LA tied the game on a homer by Yasmani Grandal off Brewers' closer Corey Knebel in the top of the 9th to send it to the extra frames.

Cody Bellinger belted a solo homer to right in the 12th off former Milwaukee closer Neftali Feliz to provide the margin of victory.  The Brewers set a National League record in the pitchers' battle, striking out 26 times.  Both teams combined to whiff 42 times.

The teams will play a 3:10 game Saturday at Miller Park.  Matt Garza will get the ball for the Brewers, while the Dodgers will counter with lefty Rich Hill.

Area Athletes Find Success At State Track Meet

By Mark Kanz

Several area athletes grabbed a spot on the podium at the WIAA State Track Meet in LaCrosse Friday, headed by state champion Elizabeth McClure of Algoma.  She cleared 5' 6" to win the Division 3 high jump. Teammate Katelyn Williams took a silver medal in the shot put.  A number of preliminary races were held Friday with finals set for Saturday.  Other area finishers are listed below.


Division 2 Finals

Pole Vault - Nick Baumgartner (Kewaunee) – 9th (tie)


Division 2 Preliminaries (top 10 advance to finals)

1600m Relay - Luxemburg-Casco (Sam Larson, Travis Kinnard, Marshall Paider, Tyler Suess) -2nd

200m Run - Tyler Seuss, Luxemburg-Casco - 10th

300m Hurdles - Sam Larson, Luxemburg-Casco -5th

400m Relay - Sturgeon Bay (Brady Wodack, Luke Brinkman, Hayden Shefchik, Nic Greenlaw) – 10th

400m Run - Tyler Seuss, Luxemburg-Casco -6th

100m Dash - Nic Greenlaw, Sturgeon Bay - 11th

110m Hurdles - Sam Larson, Luxemburg-Casco -5th


Division 3 Finals

3200m Run - Jacob Wahlers (Algoma) – 4th

3200m Run – Caleb House (Gibraltar) - 11th

Pole Vault – Sam Utesch (Algoma) – 13th

Pole Vault – Ryan Feuerstein (Algoma) - 14th (tie)

Discus – Aidan Wallace (Algoma) – 11th


Division 3 Preliminaries (top 10 advance to finals)

300m Hurdles - Cody May ( Algoma) – 4th

110m Hurdles - Cody May (Algoma) – 11th



Division 2 Preliminaries (top 10 advance to finals)

1600m Relay - Kewaunee (Angie Kudick, Brianne Barta, Gabriella Czech, Abby Baumgartner) - 15th

300m Hurdles - Abby Baumgartner (Kewaunee) – 5th

400m Run - Gabriella Czech (Kewaunee) – 16th


Division 3 Finals

Shot Put – Katelyn Williams (Algoma) – 2nd

Shot Put – Morgan Davister (Algoma) – 5th

High Jump – Elizabeth McClure (Algoma) – 1st

1600m Run – Alli Spitzer (Algoma) – 9th


Division 3 Preliminaries (top 10 advance to finals)

400m Relay -Algoma (Courtney Guilette, Khloe Williams, Morgan Davister, Katelyn Williams) - 5th

400m Relay -Gibraltar (Abbigael Sitte, Hannah Helm, Nina Sitte, Bria Caldecott) -6th

400m Run - Olivia Wagner (Sevastopol) -  7th

100m Run - Olivia Wagner (Sevastopol) - 13th

Southern Door Loses Sectional Championship By One-Run

By Nick Freimuth

The final team left standing form the Packerland Conference in high school girls softball was Southern Door. The Eagles nearly won a sectional championship Thursday. A heart breaking 6-5 loss to Weyauwega-Fremont will leaves thoughts of what if in the minds of players, coaches and parents.

The Eagles played a tremendous post season. It came to an end in Chilton Thursday afternoon under perfect playing conditions. Congratulations to the team on a tremendous season.

Regional Girls Soccer Tournament Underway

By Bob Desotelle

Sturgeon Bay beat visiting Sheboygan County Christian 5-2 in the first round of regionals Thursday. Charlie Pollock scored a penalty kick and Kenzie Blau found the net in the first half (2-0 at half). Charlie Pollock, Georgia Feldman and Caitlyn Smith added goals for Sturgeon Bay in the second half. Sheboygan County Christian scored twice for a 5-2 final. Sturgeon Bay plays #1 seed Oostburg on Saturday.

Sturgeon Bay Coach Bob Desotelle said, "This was a very solid performance for the Clippers tonight. Sheboygan County Christian has some quality players we were able to contain for most of the game. Charlie Pollock put two into the net tonight giving her 22 goals. Kenzie Blau scored her 6th. From her defensive position Georgia Feldman scored her 3rd of the year and Caitlyn Smith scored her 2nd. Defensively, Seniors Vanessa Ortiz, Ashton Spritka and Dana Powers locked things down all night. We will need to be at the top of our game against Oostburg on Saturday. They have a terrific team."

In Division 3, Luxemburg-Casco topped Kewaskum 6-1.

Cal Ripken Baseball Thursday

By Nick Freimuth

Mann Photography is now (3-0) after an 8- 1 win over marine Travelift Thursday. Logan Schuh earned the win on the mound. Tyler Grooters and Chase Haberli were the setup men and pitched three stellar innings and did not give up a run. Andew Flok went 3x3 with two RBI, Chase Haberli was 2x3 with two 2 RBI including a home run, and Aaron Brey finished 3x3 with an RBI.

Sturgeon Bay Girls Little League Results

By Nick Freimuth

In Sturgeon Bay Girls Little League this week, Jim Olson Motors was a 7-4 winner in the Majors. Chloe Lustila pitched four innings to lift her team to (3-0) on the season. Lustila also was 1x1 at the plate with an RBI. Brianna Rivera and Taylor Tlachac led the Lions at the plate. Rivera scored on an inside the park home run.


State Farm was an 8-4 winner over Cut Hut. Colleen Carlisle and Payton Gilbertson each collected hits in the win. Kinsey Nellis had two hits for Cut Hut. Sierra Arneman and Kylee Duessler had hits as well.


In The Minor League Division, Morgan Miller pitched Peil Construction to victory. Eileen Laughlin had two hits in the 5-2 win over Neberl Construction. Theresa Gerdmann went 2x2 with a double in the loss.


Northshore Bank topped Forbes 9-7 with Tori Alger earning the win. Addison Schauske hit a home run and a double to lead her team at the plate. Emily Willming, Sophia Counard, Abi Tooley and Abby Jarosh had hits for Forbes.

Packerland Conference Scholar Athlete Awards Announced

By Mike Holtz

Packerland Conference principals may nominate four (4) students, two (2) boys and two (2) girls, as Packerland Conference Scholar Athletes each year.  Student athletes, cheerleaders, pom/dance squad members, student trainers, and managers may be nominated.  The nomination criteria are as follows:

  1. Each nominee must be a second semester senior.


  1. Each nominee must have earned at least four (4) varsity letters through athletic participation in WIAA sanctioned sports during the complete freshman, sophomore, and junior years as well as the fall and winter       seasons of the senior year (exceptions for major injury may be granted).


  1. Each nominee must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) compiled in accordance with the WIAA Scholar Athlete formula.


SCHOOL                                  BOYS                                       GIRLS


ALGOMA                                 Max Grovogel                            Kalista Paszczak

Austin Lee


GIBRALTAR                                         Tyler Kropuenske                            Riley Haleen

Casey Weddig                                   Hannah Helm


KEWAUNEE                             Zakory Niemierowicz                  Abby Baumgartner

Jonah Schneider                        Brooke Geier


NEW LUTHERAN                      Mitchell Lynch                           Taylor Natzke

Noah Roubal                              Morgan Steffke


OCONTO                                  Aiden Wusterbarth                     Jasey Jicha

Brennan Zahm                           Alyson Nerenhausen


SEVASTOPOL                          Alex Differt                                Megan Kasten

Anthony Neitzke                        Demitra Ploor


SOUTHERN DOOR                    Michael Bertrand                        Kathleen Guilette

Tory Jandrin                               Hanna Mallien


STURGEON BAY                      Jeffrey Alberts                            Kathren Kaminski

Nicholas Greenlaw                     Paige Sullivan


Packerland Conference Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

By Mike Holtz

Packerland Conference Principals may also nominate scholar athletes who meet additional criteria for the Packerland Conference Outstanding Achievement Award.  Student athletes, cheerleaders, pom/dance squad members, student trainers, and managers may be nominated.  The nomination criteria are as follows:

  1. The scholar athlete must have competed as a three-sport athlete for their junior and senior years (exceptions for major injury may be granted).


  1. The scholar athlete must have earned a minimum of seven (7) athletic letters (exceptions for major injury may be granted).


  1. The scholar athlete must have maintained a minimum 3.9 cumulative grade point average compiled in accordance with the WIAA Scholar Athlete formula.


SCHOOL                                  BOYS                                       GIRLS


GIBRALTAR                              Tyler Kropuenske                       Riley Haleen


KEWAUNEE                             Wes Gallenberger                      Brianne Barta

Mitchell Kudick                          Hannah Lamack

McKenna Rentmeester


NEW LUTHERAN                      Will Laatsch                              Morgan Meerstein


SEVASTOPOL                          Lucas Stenzel                           Anna Giblin

Packers Cut Punter Schum & Sign Two Rookies

By Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Colby Pearson and running back Jamaal Williams and released punter Jacob Schum. The transactions were announced Thursday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.



RdNamePosHtWtCollegeHS Hometown
4bJamaal WilliamsRB6-0213Brigham YoungFontana, Calif.



NoNamePosHtWtCollegeHS Hometown
1Colby PearsonWR6-0194Brigham YoungBlackfoot, Idaho


Pearson, 22, played in 41 career games over four seasons, recording 76 receptions for 864 yards (11.4 avg.) and eight touchdowns. As a senior in 2016, he set career highs in receptions (38), receiving yards (384) and receiving touchdowns (eight).


Schum, played in all 16 games and three postseason contests for the Packers last season after being claimed off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Aug. 30, 2016. During the 2016 regular season, he registered a 43.2-yard gross average and a net average of 39.1 yards on 56 punts with 19 landing inside the 20.

43 Runs Scored In Regional Final Game Between Southern Door & Kewaunee

By Nick Freimuth

Southern Door won a Division 3 regional title game 24-19 Wednesday when they beat Packerland Conference foe Kewaunee. You read that number right 24-19.


The Eagles took a 10-0 first inning lead. Kewaunee was on their third pitcher in the first inning. Coach Dave Neinas said his team took 17 walks. He admired their patience at the plate but said their fielding left much to be desired. Southern Door committed ten-plus errors, Neinas said.


Listen to Eagles Coach Dave Neninas describe Wednesday night's "ugly game" by clicking on the audio link below:



The game took two and a half hours to complete. A grand slam by Lincoln Barta kept the Storm in it. Derik LeCaptain reached base six times including four hits and two walks. He did hit a two-run home run as well. Nick LeCaptain, Adam Gutschow, Zach Marchant and Cody Kissinger all had two hits in the win. Southern Door used four pitchers to claim the regional championship in one of the craziest high school baseball games the Packerland Conference has ever seen.


The Eagles will play a sectional semi-final next Tuesday at 9:30 AM at Markesan High School against Laconia.

Regional Final Baseball Wrap Up

By Nick Freimuth

Luxemburg-Casco claimed a regional championship Wednesday with a 6-2 win over Sturgeon Bay in Division 2. A five-run first inning propelled the Spartans over Jared VanBramer and the Packerland Conference Champions. Jaeger Brusky, Trent Ehlers and Ryan Jacobsen each collected two hits in the loss.  Jeffrey Alberts had an RBI for Sturgeon Bay. Bryce Tekulve tallied three RBI and Shaefer Mleziva accounted for two RBI for the Spartans.


Sevastopol fell in a Division 4 regional final 11-2 to N.E.W. Lutheran yesterday. The Pioneers had Zach Christiansen and Ethan Kroll pitch and each recorded one strikeout in the loss. Christiansen also accounted for one of Sevastopol's RBI.

Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball

By Jim Valley

The  Lions defeated Bayship 9-4 thanks to a strong by scoring multiple runs in the first inning on Wednesday. Jack Deyoung earned the win on the pitcher's mound for the Lions.

Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken League Lions had 12 hits in the game.  Curt Meyer Jr Jaden, Diller and Nick Peterson each collected multiple hits for Lions. Jerek Valley and Mason Motquin also collected hits.

Packers Sign Former Badgers Linebacker To Rookie Contract

By Nick Freimuth

The Green Bay Packers officially signed Wisconsin Badgers rookie linebacker Vince Biegel yesterday. Packers General Manager Ted Thompson made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.



Biegel will be asked to to a lot in his rookie campaign. The Packers lost Julius Peppers and Datone Jones to free agency. The two took approximately 1,000 snaps at outside linebacker last season and Biegel is the only new addition to the position. He will likely split reps opposite of Clay Matthews with players like Jayrone Elliott and Kyler Fackrel.

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